THE discovery of cocaine and methamphetamine in consignments of apples, pears and oranges, exported from South Africa to India, marks one of the biggest cocaine busts in India.
Oct. 18, 2022
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It has also led to investigators uncovering new smuggling methods between the two countries. A fruit importer in India has been arrested as part of investigations being carried out there.
The company linked to the arrested importer is headquartered in Dubai, but according to its website, also has bases in India and South Africa.
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Based on media reports in India, it appears that a second suspect with links to the fruit import-export industry, who is from India and sometimes based in Gauteng, has been identified. - DM